Neotropical Entomology (2010) 39, 308-310

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Fátima T. Rampelotti-Ferreira, Anderson Ferreira, José D. Vendramim, Paulo T. Lacava, João L. Azevedo and Welington L. Araújo (2010)
Colonization of rice and Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae by genetically modified endophytic Methylobacterium mesophilicum
Neotropical Entomology 39 (2), 308-310
Abstract: The colonization of Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith larvae and rice seedlings by genetically modified endophytic bacterium Methylobacterium mesophilicum, and also the possible transfer of this bacterium to inside the larva's body during seedlings consumption were studied. The data obtained by bacterial reisolation and fluorescence microscopy showed that the bacterium colonized the rice seedlings, the larva's body and that the endophytic bacteria present in seedlings could be acquired by the larvae. In that way, the transference of endophytic bacterium from plants to insect can be a new and important strategy to insect control using engineered microorganisms.
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Database assignments for author(s): José Djair Vendramim, Welington L. Araujo

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general biology - morphology - evolution

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Spodoptera frugiperda